Conscientious Projector: Anthropocene
Thursday, February 13
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Has human activity altered the structures of life on Earth to the extent that we have entered a new geological age? This incisive documentary features a group of eminent international scientists who say yes, and have named this new epoch “the Anthropocene,” in which our planet is being shaped more by its people than nature.
A community discussion follows the film. Hope you can join us!
On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Conscientious Projector will show the film The Need to GROW at 7:00 p.m. at the Armory Center for the Arts. Scientists have predicted that humanity has just 60 years to prevent Earth’s life-giving layer of topsoil from becoming entirely and irrevocably depleted. One third has already been lost.
This Earth Conscious Life production calls on an array of expert witnesses in its examination of the alarming trend, and follows heartening stories of a renegade urban farmer, an activist child, and a visionary inventor revolutionizing soil restoration as they devote their lives to rescuing our planet’s capacity to grow food.
A community discussion follows the film. The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Avenue in Pasadena.
Please join us on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., for a screening of This is Home: A Refugee Story. Filmmaker Alexandra Shiva delivers an intimate, dramatic account of the experience of four Syrian refugee families upon their arrival in the U.S. and their challenging adjustment to their new lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, World Cinema Documentary.
Randall Heyn-Lamb of our co-sponsoring All Saints Church’s Middle East Ministry leads a community discussion featuring representatives of the local refugee movement. The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Old Pasadena.
Please join Conscientious Projector for a screening of Capturing the Flag on Thursday August 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Armory Center for the Arts. With presidential campaigns well under way for the 2020 election, voter suppression remains as a potentially crucial impediment to the fundamental exercise of our democracy, the sanctity of the core U.S. principle of one person-one vote, and the continuing struggle for racial justice in America.
Producer-director Anne de Mare brings these issues to light in her vivid account of a small group of dedicated voting rights activists monitoring the 2016 election at a Cumberland County, North Carolina polling place. Featuring the NAACP’s Rev. Dr. William J. Barber. A community discussion follows the film.
Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.
Please join us on Thurs., June 13 at 7 p.m. for a screening of Living in the Future’s Past at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. Produced and narrated by award winning actor Jeff Bridges, this artful documentary examines our fragile natural world and the peril posed by climate crisis and aspects of our own human nature, and asks the question, “What kind of future would you like to see?” Filmmaker Susan Kucera seeks answers and speculation from an array of scientists, philosophers, and political, social and military leaders. They serve as our guides on an historical tour of civilization and energy as we move into a future of our collective making.
Wesley Reutimann of Active SGV leads a community discussion. The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave.
On Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m., Conscientious Projector marks Earth Month with a riveting and visually stunning account of the impact of climate change around the world in the film The Human Element. Renowned environmental photographer James Balog takes us on a global tour of present day devastation, and introduces us to the steadfast efforts of advocates fighting to literally stem the tide, rescue Earth’s life-giving functions, and restore our relationship with the natural world. From the makers of Chasing Ice and The Cove.
Wesley Reutimann of ActiveSGV and Day One leads a community discussion following the film. The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.
Join us a the Armory Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. for a showing of Being the Change: A New Kind of Documentary.
Filmmakers Mary Grandelis and Dave Davis’s inspiring documentary explores the life and work of local climate scientist, activist and author Peter Kalmus, who demonstrates how he and his family of four have reduced their household carbon footprint by 90%, increasing their happiness and sense of connection with each other and the world in the process.
Peter joins us for a community discussion following the film. The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.
On Thurs, September 13, at 7:00 p.m., Conscientious Projector returns to with a probing Media Education Foundation documentary, Digital Disconnect, exploring the digital revolution and the threat that global telecom and tech monopolies pose to internet freedom and ultimately to American democracy. Featuring prominent media scholar and author Robert McChesney, upon whose eponymously titled book the film is based.
Day One Executive Director and community activist Christy Zamani leads a community discussion following the film. The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Admission is free the facility is accessible to disabled persons.
Are we really a nation of snowflakes and deplorables? What’s so wrong about political correctness? Whose country is this? Are there any “self-evident truths” that we still hold? Join us on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. for a collection of short films and video delving beneath the surface of some of the major news stories and issues that have divided Americans and separated us into seemingly intractable opposing political camps. Join us as we consider these questions and seek a path forward.
A community discussion follows the program. The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Admission is free the facility is accessible to disabled persons.
Please join us for a screening of A Quest for Meaning on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Armory Center for the Arts. In the film, two young Frenchmen, friends since childhood, embark on a global journey to discover the roots of the social, economic, environmental and spiritual degradation that has impacted life on our planet. Their travels are filled with beauty, hope and new understanding. Their encounters with philosophers, scientists, activists and holders of ancient traditions lead them to an appreciation that meaningful, restorative change in our inner selves, human society, and the natural world is not only possible, but within our grasp.
A community discussion follows the film. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons. The Amory is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena, California.
NOTE: Conscientious Projector is now on our new quarterly schedule. Our next event will be on Thursday, April 12.